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Department celebrates Mardi Gras, Classical Style

March 2, 2015

On Mardi Gras, February 17th, the Department of Classics hosted a celebration drawing from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a purification of the city through ritual and feasting, as well as Mardi Gras celebrations and the modern European Carnevale. See photos from the event below.

Professor Marianne Hopman and her daughters dance at the event

Department Chair Will West and professor Sara Monoson

Professor Dan Garrison in a makeshift crown

A group of professors, graduate students, undergrads and faculty kids in costume